Solidarity: Together We Rise as One
The word itself obliterates the fictional divide of "Us" vs. "Them" that has caused so much harm within communities. It has long connected nearly all of the people of the world in our shared struggle for a better life, justice & peace.
When our eyes and hearts are open, we know we live in a world full of abundance, not of artificial scarcity. We all want the same fundamental things, and there is plenty for all of the world's people to enjoy a life of dignity, free from want of the basic necessities of life.
Solidarity Wines embodies our shared humanity, and common aspirations. We reject the relentless politics of fear used to oppress. Instead, We invite you to celebrate the beauty and diversity of who WE ARE. Some proceeds from sales will benefit organizations fighting on behalf of each cause.
See our Label Series of Compassion to learn more.
All wines (excl Homeless) in our Label Series of Compassion are Red Rhone blends made only by us, in very small volumes, sourcing from small family vineyards.
Out-of-the-Box: Winemaker blends > Non-AVA and non-vintage on label allows us maximum flexibility in crafting the most delicious expressions possible.
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Recent news tracker:
We Are: Abolitionists “Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices “, Guardian UK, 8/’19
Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hours
We Are: Earth “One million species face extinction, a UN report says,” Washington Post 5/’19
“According to the report, more plants and animals are threatened with extinction now than any other period in human history. Nature’s current rate of decline is unparalleled, it says, and the accelerating rate of extinctions “means grave impacts on people around the world are now likely.”
We Are: Transgender: “This is the cruelest thing the Trump administration has done to trans people yet”, Washington Post, 5/’19
“The Trump administration announced a proposal Friday that would essentially allow health-care providers to discriminate based on gender identity. For the 1.4 million transgender people in the United States, it’s the cruelest move yet from a government that’s been openly hostile to us… Trump and his administration are clearly prioritizing the desires of religious conservatives who would like to see my existence rubbed out of society, and they’ve come this far so quickly with barely a blip of resistance.”
We Are: Abolitionists: “Cocoa’s Child Laborers” Washington Post 6/’19
“These farms form the world’s most important source of cocoa and are the setting for an epidemic of child labor that the world’s largest chocolate companies promised to eradicate nearly 20 years ago… The world’s chocolate companies have missed deadlines to uproot child labor from their cocoa supply chains in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Next year, they face another target date and, industry officials indicate, they probably will miss that, too…”
Shoe Shine Wine/ Living Wage Movement “Analysis | Here’s how much the federal minimum wage fell this year, ” Washington Post, 12/’18
“we’ll officially be in the longest stretch of time without a minimum-wage increase since the policy was first established in 1938.”
Original Label Art by Ronnie Goodman
Solidarity Wines front label artwork was done by a very special human being, Ronnie Goodman. For more about Ronnie, you can read about him in SF Chronicle (see Blog), his website, or Video below.